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CONVENTION

TO

REVISE THE CONSTITUTION

DECEMBER, 1902.

9 CONCORD, N. H.:
Tbe Rumford Press.

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DOCUMENTS

DEPT.

enteria

JOURNAL

OF THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

OF 1902.

CONCORD, N. H., December 2, 1902.

The delegates of the Constitutional Convention assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 2, 1902, at 11 o'clock a. m., and were called to order by the Hon. Isaac N. Blodgett of Franklin.

On motion of James F. Briggs of Manchester, Henry 0. Kent of Lancaster was chosen temporary chairman.

Messrs. Sanborn of Franklin and Briggs of Manchester were chosen a committee to escort the temporary presiding officer to the chair.

On assuming the chair, Mr. Kent addressed the Convention as follows:

There can no higher duty come to citizens of a state than to be charged by its people with examination and revision of its organic law-that instrument that has unified government and the elements of prosperity; that has voiced the stern integrity, reverence of Deity, and crowding energy that from feeble beginnings have developed a prosperous commonwealth.

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